Rüsselsheim – The new Opel Combo-e Cargo is available to order now. For example, in the Netherlands, where prices for the battery-electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) from the German carmaker start at an attractive €27,599 (RRP excluding VAT). In addition to class-leading cargo volumes and payloads (up to 4.4 cubic meters and up to 800 kg respectively), the all-electric compact van offers seating for up to four passengers plus driver in the crew van version (subject to the local market offer). Depending on the driving profile and the prevailing conditions, the new Combo-e Cargo can cover up to 275 kilometers on a single charge of its 50 kWh lithium-ion battery (WLTP2). Customers can “refill” the battery to 80 percent in around 30 minutes at public charging stations.
Just like its award-winning petrol and diesel engine siblings, the zero-emission compact van also makes no compromises on functionality, comfort or safety. The comprehensive portfolio of class-leading technologies and assistance systems extends from driver drowsiness alert and traffic sign recognition to forward collision alert with pedestrian protection and automatic emergency braking. Especially important for the safety of other road users is Surround Rear Vision, which helps to prevent accidents with cyclists and pedestrians when making a right turn. Two cameras provide visibility to the rear and to the side.
The Combo-e Cargo is the ideal choice of electric automobile for those opting for “green mobility”, such as small businesses and the self-employed, especially in metropolitan areas where restrictions may limit inner-city access to zero-emission vehicles.
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Depending on the local market offer, the Combo-e Cargo is available in two lengths. The 4.40-meter long variant has a wheelbase of 2,785 millimeters, can carry objects up to 3,090 mm long and has cargo volumes of up to 3.8 m3. The 4.75 m extra-long XL-variant has a wheelbase of 2,975 mm and a cargo volume of up to 4.4 m3 that can accommodate objects up to 3,440 mm in length.
The Combo-e Cargo offers payloads of up to 800 kg and a towing capacity of 750 kg – class-leading in its segment.
Depending on the local market offer, the Combo-e Cargo can also carry people. Based on the extra-long XL-variant, the crew van version comfortably seats up to four passengers as well as the driver, while cargo or equipment is safely stowed away behind the partition wall (with flap for transporting especially long items).
Electric propulsion system: Perfect for urban environments and the open road
Thanks to 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Nm of torque from the electric propulsion system, the Combo-e Cargo is perfect not only for urban environments but also for outside the city. Depending on the model variant, it can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in only 11.2 seconds3, while the electronically controlled maximum speed is 130 km/h. A sophisticated regenerative braking system with two user-selectable settings further increases efficiency.
Ready for everything: Variety of options and services take stress out of recharging
The Combo-e Cargo is ready for a variety of energy infrastructures and charging options, ranging from wall box to fast charging or even a cable for charging from a domestic plug socket if necessary. Using a 100 kW DC public charging station, charging of the 50 kWh battery to 80 percent takes only around 30 minutes.
Professionals who need extra ground clearance and traction in mud, sand, or snow can upgrade the Combo-e Cargo with the worksite pack and the IntelliGrip electronic traction control system.
The new Combo-e Cargo joins the Vivaro-e as the newest member of Opel’s all-electric LCV family. The next new model, the new Movano-e, will also arrive this year, which means that the brand’s entire light commercial vehicle portfolio will be electric by the end of 2021. Opel will offer an electrified version of every passenger car and LCV model by 2024.